Disa cernua

Disa cernua

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Orchidoideae
Tribe: Diseae
SubTribe: Disinae
Genus: Disa
Species: D. cernua
Binomial name
Disa cernua
Sw. 1800

Disa cernua is a disa species


Plant blooms from Spring to summer with a cluster of 2 cm flowers.


Plant is found in cool grasslands of South Western and Southern Cape Province of South Africa at elevations of around 15 meters.



Common Name:The Overhanging Disa


  1. Monadenia cernua (Thunb.) T. Durand & Schinz 1895
  2. Disa physodes Thunb., Fl. Cap. 1: 71 (1807), nom. illeg.
  3. Disa prasinata Ker Gawl., Bot. Reg. 3: t. 210 (1817).
  4. Monadenia prasinata (Ker Gawl.) Lindl., Gen. Sp. Orchid. Pl.: 358 (1838).
  5. Monadenia inflata Sond., Linnaea 19: 102 (1846).
  6. Satyrium cernuum Thunb., Prodr. Pl. Cap.: 5 (1794).
  7. Monadenia cernua (Thunb.) T.Durand & Schinz, Consp. Fl. Afric. 5: 111 (1894).

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